Much was made of the shifting demographics during the 2012 presidential election, but that’s only a preview of what’s to come. For the first time ever, America’s racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group, according to the U.S. Census.
President Barack Obama’s likely victory in Florida came thanks to a diverse coalition, but none were more powerful in that coalition than the Latino voters.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have been courting the Latino vote across the country heavily throughout the campaign. But, if a new poll’s lead holds up for President Obama, he could win enough swing states to take the Electoral College.
Republican vice-presidential nominee, Representative Paul Ryan, will arrive in Lakeland, Florida Friday afternoon as he campaigns in the swing state the Mitt Romney-Ryan ticket can’t lose and hope to win the White House.
Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.
The late Tim Russert famously said of presidential elections, “It’s all about Florida.” New polling from Public Policy Polling found the battle for Florida is incredibly close as the race enters just 100 days to go until Election Day.
Since his recent announcement that certain illegal immigrants will be allowed to stay and work in the U.S., President Barack Obama has seen a bump in support from Hispanic voters.
President Barack Obama is basking in Latino enthusiasm in the aftermath of his breakthrough directive on illegal immigration and pressing his jobs agenda before a meeting of Hispanic leaders, one day after they gave a cool reception to GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney and his newly softened stance on immigration.
Backing off the harsh rhetoric of the Republican primaries, Mitt Romney pledged Thursday to address illegal immigration “in a civil but resolute manner” and said he will overhaul the green card system for immigrants with families and end immigration caps for their spouses and minor children.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is often mentioned as a potential vice presidential choice for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and when asked if he was being vetted for the job, he did not deny it.